|Publication number||US3081054 A|
|Publication date||Mar 12, 1963|
|Filing date||Aug 5, 1960|
|Priority date||Aug 5, 1960|
|Publication number||US 3081054 A, US 3081054A, US-A-3081054, US3081054 A, US3081054A|
|Inventors||Howard Q Westervelt|
|Original Assignee||Howard Q Westervelt|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (24), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 1963 H. Q. WESTERVELT I 3,081,054
- PENNANT STANDARD Filed Aug. 5, 1950 IN V EN TOR.
Hal/lard Q Wade/05% United States Patent "Office Patented Mar. 12, 1963 3,081,054 PENNANT STANDARD Howard Q. Westervelt, 7930 S. Peoria St., Chicago, Ill. Filed Aug. 5, 1960, Ser. No. 47,705 3 Claims. (Cl. 248-127) This invention relates to a pennant standard for use in connection with mounting ornamental objects on irregularly shaped structures, such as the roof, hood or fender of an automobile.
An object of the invention is to provide a device which may be removably mounted on portions of an automobile, or any other desired base, in the form of a rigid structure for use as a standard for any of the many types of pennants which are deemed appropriate for visible display on the outside parts of automobiles. Typical uses may include among others the following: undertakers pennants for funeral processions, new car sales devices, school and sports events identification, sales promotion of new prodducts, real estate development, teen-age hot rod ornaments, and political campaign devices.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device which will allow free up-and-down movement of the pennant staff for removal and exchange of pennant stafls, but will prevent side-ways movement of the staff and standard thereby obviating sliding action of the standard which may cause it to slip off of the automobile.
It is still another object of the invention to provide a pennant standard having a resilient suction diaphragm spaced from and radially relating to a rigid base structure for mounting a pennant staff in an upright position therebetween.
A further object of the invention is to provide a pennant standard that may be simply mounted, efficient in use, and which may be constructed of economical material.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear in the following description thereof especially when considered with the accompanying drawings in which:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the device comprising this invention mounted upon the fender of an automobile;
FIGURE 2 is an exploded perspective view of the device comprising this invention; and
FIGURE 3 is a side elevation of the device comprising this invention with the parts broken away to show the diaphragm extended and mated with the base object upon which the standard is mounted.
Referring now to the drawings, there is illustrated one preferred embodiment of the invention in which the pennant standard is indicated generally by the reference number 10. This pennant standard comprises a spider or stand 12 spaced from a diaphragm 14 by means of a pennant staff 1 6.
The spider 12 includes an annular support member 18 which is preferably constructed of a rigid material, such as plastic or aluminum, and has angularly radially depending from it a plurality of arms 20 which meet in a hub 22. The hub 22 has a bore 24 axially extending therethrough and of such a diameter to slidably receive the staff 16. The axis of the bore 24 is necessarily the same as the axis of the annular support member 18. If it is deemed desirable a suitable protective coating may be applied to said annular supporting member 18 so as to prevent scratching or marring of the surface of the base object on which the device is to be displayed.
The diaphragm 14 is constructed of any suitably resilient member such as rubber or any of the synthetic materials having such characteristics. This diaphrgam 14 is formed on one side into a suction cup 26 and on the opposing side into a boss 28 having a diameter of suitable dimensions to engagingly receive one end of the pennant staff 16.
An appendage 30 may be provided on the exposed portion of the diaphragm 14 for assisting in removal of the suction cup 26 from engagement with the base 32, which is the object upon which the pennant standard 10 is mounted for display. Such a base may take the form of a fender, hood or roof of an automobile, as shown in FIGURE 1.
In operation, the pennant staff 16 is slidably inserted in the bore 24 of the spider hub 22 and engageably mounted within the boss 28 of the diaphragm 14. A suitable material such as glycerine may be applied to the suction cup 26 to act as a vacuum seal for furthering intimate engagement of the diaphragm 14 with the base 32. The pennant standard is then applied to the object from which display is desired by resting the annular support member 18 on the object and thereafter depressing the diaphragm 14 so as to form a vacuum seal with the base 32.
It will be seen that, even with curved surfaces such as the hood or fender of an automobile, the rigid spider 12' closely engages the fender at the annular support member,
' thus providing a firm support for the pennant staff. At
the same time the suction cup 26 prevents up-and-down movement of the pennant standard. It should be noted that the spider 12 is free to move along the staff 16 in sliding engagement therewith and is not otherwise connected to the diaphragm 14 except by the staff itself. Thus, when engaged therewith, the pennant standard It} is incapable of being blown off the automobile, but on the other hand may be quickly and easily removed by depressing a portion of the diaphragm 14, such as by manipula- :tion of the appendage 30, in order to break the vacuum seal between the suction cup 26 and the base 32.
It will be apparent that the invention may be modified so as to be applicable to other types of pennant staffs. Although the invention has been described in terms of preferred embodiments, it is contemplated that these are merely by way of example and in no manner to be construed as limitations. It is apparent that certain modifications may be made within the scope of the claims without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is:
1. A pennant standard adapted to hold a pennant staff on an object comprising: a rigid stand, an independent resilient diaphragm in spaced relation therefrom, and a pennant staff mounted between said stand and said diaphragm, said rigid stand having an annular support member which rests upon said object, arms attached to and angularly radiating from said support member, said arms meeting in a hub, said hub having an axially-extending bore of a diameter to slidably receive said pennant staff, and said diaphragm having a suction cup adapted to engage said object and a boss in opposed relation to said suction cup, said boss having a hole therein of a diameter to engagingly receive the end of. said pennant staff.
2. A standard for removably mounting and fixedly supporting a display staff on an object comprising: a spider, an independent resilient diaphragm in spaced relation therefrom, and a display staff supported between said spider and said diaphragm, said spider having an annular support adapted to rest upon said object and a hub spaced therefrom by means of connecting angularly-extending arms, the hub of said spider having an axially-extending bore of a diameter to slidably receive said display staff, said diaphragm having means for forming a vacuum seal with the object, and means on said diaphragm for engagingly sea-ting said display staff in radially spaced relation from said spider.
3. A standard for removably mounting and fixedly supporting a display staff in a vertical position on an object comprising: a spider, said spider having an annular support member adapted to rest upon said object and a hub 4 positioned in spaced relationship from said annular sup- References Cited in the file of this patent port member, said hub being connected to said annular UNITED STATES PATENTS support member by means of arms which extend radially and angularly therefrom, the hub of said spider having 1,857,774 Wiekman May 10, 1932 an axially-extending bore of a diameter to slidably receive 5 2,448,304 Gabel Aug. 31, 1948 said display staff, and an independent diaphragm means 2,595,697 Pereira May 6, 1952 within and in spaced relation to said spider, said diaphragm 2,634,070 ,Aguettaz Apr. 7, 1953 having a suction cup adapted to engage said object and a 2,777,141 Nye, Jan. 15, 1957 boss in opposed relation to said suction cup, said boss 2,908,461 Cofieen Oct. 13, 1959 being adapted to seat said display staff extending through 10 said hole in'said hub.
UNITED STATES- PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE; 0F CORRECTION Patent o 3 o81' 054 March 12 1963 Howard Qo c wes tervelt It is hereby certified that error appears in the above numbered patent requiring correction and that the said Letters Patent should read as corrected below. Y
Column 2 line 61 afterJ'SuppQrU'KinSert member a Signed and sealed this lst deyiof October 1963;
ERNEST w. SWIDER ID L-LADD Attesting Officer Commissioner of Patents
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|U.S. Classification||248/537, 116/DIG.240, 248/127, 116/28.00R, 428/31|
|Cooperative Classification||G09F17/00, Y10S116/24, G09F2017/0075|